1997 Jim and Sandra Schmid join group backpacking Swamp Fox Passage of Palmetto Trail, SC

This was the second group backpacking trip on the Palmetto Trail. This time on the Swamp Fox Passage which is in the Francis Marion National Forest just north of Charleston, SC. We ended the trip at the dedication again. Was a really neat new tradition to dedicate a passage by backpacking it. Anne Springs Close was a big supporter of the Palmetto Trail and joined us on these trips. When I came up with the idea of having the Palmetto Trail divided into passages I wanted segments that you could backpack in a weekend. This meant established trailheads with parking at both ends and an easy to follow trail. We were well on our way of making this happen. Visit Palmetto Trail for the latest Trail information.